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Tag: Fostering in Wales

Join us at the Cardiff Eisteddfod

19 June 2018

Yesterday we announced that we will be attending the Royal Welsh Show for the first time and today we’re excited to announce that our busy schedule of summer events includes the National Eisteddfod which this year will be held in Cardiff. For those of you who are not familiar with the National Eisteddfod it is one of the…

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Family Fostering Partners in the Royal Welsh Agriculture Show

18 June 2018

Continuing with our busy summer events diary, we will be at the Royal Welsh Agriculture show in Builth Wells for the very first time this year. If you’re going and you fancy learning a bit more about fostering, then why not pop over to our Elevan? We always have a warm tea or coffee ready for anyone who…

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Fostering in Carmarthenshire

11 May 2018

Carmarthenshire is a county with a juxtaposing landscape, from the mountainous edge of the Beacon Beacons to the beautiful sandy sea coast, and from the post-industrial mining areas of the east to the rural farming area of the North West, Carmarthenshire really is a microcosm of Wales. Despite it’s beauty and individuality, Carmarthenshire has not escaped some of…

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Fostering Fortnight in Wales

4 May 2018

The 14th to the 27th of May is Foster Care Fortnight, an opportunity to celebrate the amazing work that foster carers do across the Country, and a time for others to take that important first step to becoming a foster parent and transforming lives. It’s been nearly 20 years since Fostering Network’s first Fostering Fortnight it has now developed into…

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Fostering Siblings

30 April 2018

According to a new freedom of information request released this month at least 5,000 siblings in care across England and Wales have had to be separated after being placed in care. The figure for individual local authorities show that Bridgend has a particularly high rate of separation, with 58% of sibling groups being split up.   Although there…

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Independent Fostering Agencies vs Local Authorities – What’s the Difference?

If you’re new to fostering, you may be wondering what the difference is between independent foster agencies and local authorities. As a new or prospective carer, you have the choice whether to register with your local authority (LA) or with an independent fostering agency (IFA), such as Family Fostering Partners! …

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Foster Care Requirements

Fostering is an extraordinary thing to do, and often, it’s just normal people going out of their way to change children’s lives and make a difference in society. It is a common misconception that there are loads of rules and requirements surrounding being a foster parent. In fact, there are…

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